RateBeer
overall
23
14
style
Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Schwarzbier
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Guinness Black Lager is cold-brewed with roasted barley to deliver the refreshing taste of lager with the unique character of Guinness. Enjoy ice cold straight from the bottle.

Known as Premium Beer in Malaysia, where it is 5%.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Monkeypiss. No idea how it ended up in my fridge. Pours dark brown with thin white head. Scent is chemicals and grain. Scent is slightly sweet. Barely there roasted flavor fades into mild sweetness and weird aftertaste. Overcarbonated to hide the fact it is garbage. Bottle - Source Unknown

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2197) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
Recently added to the Ontario-Quebec market (maybe rest of Canada too). Pours a dark brown colour with a bubbly beige head, decent retention and lots of soapy lacing. Roasted malt aromas with some rusty hops that make it on top with time. This is the same for the taste where the rusty hops become stronger with time. Watery toasted malts with slight burnt bread. Notes of chocolate appears in the nose eventually. Made thin for those who do not like the thicker Guinness stout. An average macro schwarzbier.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (6472) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
11.2 oz bottle. L3028GD001. (Midtown Wine) Nashville, TN.
Black colour with a red hue and a small tan head. Sweet malt, toasted bread and brown sugar in the aroma. Sweet malt and some darker tones in the flavour. Not very good.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sammer (1025) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Taste is fairly tame, especially when compared to a standard Guinness. Perhaps it is unfair to compare the two. Very average lager.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cantabrian (775) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2013
One day, Gemma Aterton will look back at her career and cringe at the idea that she did "Hansel & Gretel". And so will Guinness with this beer. It tastes like a glass of water that has been added with leftover black beer and cigarette butts.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured an opaque black color with a brown, frothy head. Smells of roasted malt and coffee grounds. Sweet, malty flavor initially with bitter roasted finish. Light, watery body, somewhat overcarbonated.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cinctus (161) - - SEP 23, 2013
Guinness flavour without the gorgeous creamy palate and deep black look topped with solid froth. Its fine for a lager, like the regular draught, just lighter in body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Freaky_tiki (471) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Just what the beer world needs: another banal lager. Tried first at toronto beer fest where the guy working the booth said "it wasnít until they made this that i started liking Guinness products" which probably isnít the best sign. Happy says its not bad; I say why bother. Meh.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Enthalpy (14) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Pours a cola colored medium liquid. Frothy tan head dissipates quickly to a thin lacing. Smells of aluminum. The palate is one of fizzy carbonation, followed by the taste of some malty sweetness. A slight sourness rounds out the taste. Finishes with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Iíd buy regular Guinness Stout 10 times out of 10 when considering the brand.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hopdog (8760) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown, almost black with a small sized head. Blah ... muted roast and chocolate. Maybe I did it wrong - I see in the description to enjoy ice cold straight from the bottle ....


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 4 5 6  7  8 9 10 » 64


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50